In the course of his short career, the young English tenor Thomas Hobbs has already earned consider - able esteem. Still as a student, he was was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships. In addition to developing his solo career, Hobbs has sung in some of England’s leading vocal ensembles, such as The Cardinall’s Musick, The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, and The Sixteen. In the genre of opera, he has performed Acis and other roles in Handel’s Acis and Galathea, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte and, most recently, the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring at the Royal Academy Opera. During the 2010/11 season he made his debut at the English National Opera in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d'Ulisse. Thomas Hobbs regularly gives Lieder recitals; his repertoire in cludes Vaughan- Williams’s On Wenlock Edge as well as Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schumann’s Liederkreis. He is also much in demand as a concert soloist. In 2009, he participated in the Academy of the Festival Aix-en-Provence and performed with the Camerata Salzburg under Louis Langrée.